List of revolutions and rebellions

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The storming of the Bastille, 14 July 1789, during the French Revolution.
Suppression of the Indian Revolt by the English, which depicts the execution of mutineers by blowing from a gun by the British, a painting by Vasily Vereshchagin c. 1884. Note: This painting was allegedly bought by the British crown and possibly destroyed (current whereabouts unknown). It anachronistically depicts the events of 1857 with soldiers wearing (then current) uniforms of the late 19th century.

This is a list of revolutions and rebellions.


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The end of the unsuccessful Peasants' Revolt in England 1381. Rebel leader Wat Tyler is killed while Richard II watches. A second image within the painting shows Richard addressing the crowd.


Bolotnikov's Battle with the Tsar's Army at Nizhniye Kotly Near Moscow by a Russian painter Ernst Lissner.
Episode of the Fronde at the Faubourg Saint-Antoine by the Walls of the Bastille
Scene from the Moscow Uprising: Natalya Naryshkina shows Ivan V to the Streltsy to prove that he is alive and well.


Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781, during the American Revolutionary War.
Depiction of the Battle of Vinegar Hill during the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
Battle at "Snake Gully" during the Haitian Revolution against French rule.


Castle Hill convict rebellion (1804): The Battle of Vinegar Hill.
Siege of Saragossa (1809): The French assault on the San Engracia monastery. (Peninsular War 1808–1814)
Fighting in the streets of Lyon during the 1831 revolt
Cheering revolutionaries during the Revolutions of 1848


Battle of the Yangtze during the Taiping Rebellion.
Confederate soldiers killed behind wall during the Battle of Chancellorsville of the American Civil War.
Paris Commune, 29 May 1871
The current Puerto Rican Flag was flown for the first time in Puerto Rico by Fidel Vélez and his men during the "Intentona de Yauco" revolt


Demonstrations in Istanbul during the Young Turk Revolution


Leaders of the 1910 revolt after the First Battle of Juárez. Seen are José María Pino Suárez, Venustiano Carranza, Francisco I. Madero (and his father), Pascual Orozco, Pancho Villa, Gustavo Madero, Raul Madero, Abraham González, and Giuseppe Garibaldi Jr.
Establishment of Republic of China Hubei Military Government on 11 October 1911, the day after Wuchang uprising
1917 – Execution at Verdun during the winter of 1916



Soldiers assembled in front of the Throne Hall, Siam, 24 June 1932
Austrian Civil War: Army soldiers take position in front of the Vienna State Opera


Patrol of Lieut. Stanisław Jankowski ("Agaton") from Battalion Pięść, 1 August 1944: "W-hour" (17:00)
The PLA enters Beijing in the Pingjin Campaign and control the later capital of PRC


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Newsreel scenes in Spanish of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party Revolts of the 1950s here
Barricades in Algiers. "Long live Massu" (Vive Massu) is written on the banner. (January 1960)
Raúl Castro (left), with his arm around second-in-command, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in their Sierra de Cristal Mountain stronghold in Oriente Province Cuba, 1958.


Portuguese soldiers in Angola
Barricades in Bordeaux during the May 68 revolt in France.


Khomeini returns to Iran after 14 years exile on 1 February 1979
Nicaraguan National Guard clashes with Sandinista rebels in 1979, during the Nicaraguan Revolution.


Diretas Já demonstration in São Paulo, Brazil, 1984, demanding direct presidential election and an end to the military dictatorship.
Fall of the Berlin wall in november 1989, during the Revolutions of 1989.


Russian Mil Mi-8 helicopter downed by Chechens near Grozny, December 1994


Police clash with protestors during the December 2001 riots in Argentina.


Tahrir Square protest during the Arab Spring in Egypt
A line of riot police in the city of Kiev during the Ukrainian revolution.
YPJ fighters during the Rojava Revolution.

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